Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the News...

It's a dreary grey day... a great day to be sewing. I'm working on something bright and colorful... how about you? On such a dismal day it was so nice to open the local newspaper and see some familiar faces. Published in today's Gleaner, on page D7 is this photo which we submitted a while back. Once again, Congrats to "our three girls" on having their work accepted in the 2012 National Juried Show. Below  is the original cutline that was submitted to accompany the photo.

"Three members of the Fredericton Quilters' Guild had quilts juried into the National Show of the Canadian Quilters' Association this summer. From the left: Trudy Corey with an Original Wall quilt "Bill's Peony", Monica Washburn with a Traditional Wall quilt "Storm at Sea" and Kathy Tidswell with an Original Wearable Art entry "Night Watch". It is the first time this local guild has had three entries juried into the National Show."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

St. Croix Guild Show upcoming

It seems we're on a roll with Quilt Shows. There are two this coming weekend, one a little closer than the other. One is in Mahone Bay if you should happen to be heading down to Nova Scotia. Info is on the sidebar. The other we have just heard about: the St. Croix Guild (which takes in St. Stephen and Calais Maine) is holding a Show in Calais.  Remember the times are local- so this is Calais time (one hour difference). See info on the sidebar.

NOTE: Don't forget your passport!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sussex Vale QG Show !

Just a reminder- this weekend is the Show in Sussex! "Sweet Threads of Life"...  Details above and on the sidebar.... Note this is a different location from their previous shows... this show is at the Sussex Legion, at 66 Magnolia Ave.  Will I see you there? You KNOW I'll be checking out that Challenge!!!
Edit: You can see photos of some of the highlights of this show here and here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guild Meeting TONIGHT!!

Yes it's Sept. 18th! Tonight is our first Guild meeting. Same time, same place.. . 7:30pm at Johnson Ave. Senior Centre. Bring your enthusiasm, your Show and Tell, your mug, nametag and your membership dues if you have not already paid for this year. Remember to measure the perimeter of your Show and Tell items for the Quilting Across Canada challenge. See you tonight!! Can't wait!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Upcoming Shows

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the fall "lineup" of Quilt Shows. Just thought a quick post might be a reminder, as someone mentioned to me they were heading to the Sussex Show this week. Noooo, this week is the KV Show, NEXT week is Sussex. All details are on the sidebar... Maybe I'll see you there...?


KVQG Show:          Thursday at 1 pm til 8 pm
                                 Friday 10 am to 8 pm
                                 Sat. 10 am to 4 pm.
$5 admission
Wonderful Challenge display of countries around the world - 39 different ones
Largest number of quilts on display
Small Articles Tables and Christmas Tables
Merchants Market

Best in Show – Lorna Peacock Memorial Award and the Canadian Quilter’s Association Rosette
                         Ode to Sam by Juanita Allain
Doris Mowry Memorial Award - Best Hand Quilting
                        Hibiscus by Susan McEachern
 Founder's Award - Best First quilt totally done by a beginner
                        Around the Block by Pauline Ruttle
Best Machine Quilting - The Sunseekers by Judith LeClue
Best Hand Applique - Sun Bonnet Sue by Pearl McKay
Best Machine Applique - Twelve Days of Christmas by Agathe Klingenberg
Best Pieced - "Thanks Frank" by Vivian Mellish
Theme - Bow Ties/Trip Around the World by Carol Davis

 Large                1st:  Indian Peaks by Eileen Warren
Traditional:       2nd: Carol's Quilt by Carol Davis
                          3rd: Spinning Stars by Isabell McDonald

Small                1st: 25th Anniversary Stars by Juanita Allain
Traditional:       2nd: Selvage Spider Web by Susan McEachern
                          3rd: KVQG Block of the Month by Brenda Dunsmore

Modern:            1st: Fundy Mermaid by Nancy Flemming Elaschuk
                          2nd: Mushrooms in the Park by Juliet Nowlan
                          3rd: Autumn Splendor by Nancy Armitage

Challenge:        1st: Ramakien - Thailand by Judith LeClue
                          2nd: Mexican Mamba by Valeria Hopper
                          3rd: Antarctica by Gwen Henry 

Group               1st: French Braid by Joan A. Smith
Machine                 Quilted by Penny Bubar
Quilted:            2nd: Snug as a Bug by Tanya White
                                 Quilted by Jill Lloyd
                         3rd: Sonja's Windows by Karen Kalverboer
                                 Quilted by Jill Lloyd

Group                1st: Cabin in the Oaks by Nauwigewauk Darlings Seniors
Hand                        Quilted by Nauwigewauk Darlings Seniors
Quilted:             2nd: Radiant Star by Freda Wilson
                                  Quilted by Edna Dornan
                          3rd: Gathering Baskets by Joan A. Smith
                                 Quilted by Brenda Wood

Judges Choice:
Joan Blakney:          Lone Birch by Diane Haggerty
Marilyn Wiggins:    Pieces of Baltimore by Dawn MacMillan
Gail Mitchell:          Lighthouses by Riel Nason
Jennifer Vienneau:  My Friend Carolyn by Karen Miller
Elizabeth King :      Cathedral Rock, USA by Pat Beshara   

Photos of some of the winners can be seen on my Blog here.                     

Monday, September 3, 2012

One more summer finish!

September is here! That means summer is pretty much behind us now and we'll soon be back at Guild! Yippeee! Our first meeting is Tuesday Sept. 18th. Hope I'll see YOU there!!
I've received one photo as a result of my last few posts. Sandi Mac just finished up this wallhanging as a gift for a special friend for his 90th birthday this past weekend. Sandi says he is a brilliant man with a mathematical mind who writes articles on Quantum Physics in his spare time...  She was anxious to see how long it would take him to figure out what this is... Can you see it  ??  It's a wreath of ten 9's... for his 90th..Thanks for sharing it with us Sandi! I bet he loved it!

Does anyone else have photos of a finished project which won't make it to our first Show and Tell in September? If so, send along a photo...
Also please note, if anyone has a submission for our newsletter, the absolute deadline for the Sept. issue is this Friday, Sept. 7th. Please forward anything to our Editor, Lee McLean.
See you September 18th. Write it on your calendar...
EDIT: At left is a photo of the recipient with his birthday wallhanging... he looks very happy with it...